Form and Function
Lumeta co-founders immediately recognized that to achieve the goals of having lightweight module that did not attach to the roof through penetrations they would need to find an alternative to the glass used in standard rack mounted systems, and would need to change the form factor and find a durable adhesive solution to eliminate roof penetrations. Performance also needed to remain a top priority and the new modules would need to pass rigorous reliability testing. The solution, a penetration-free module that does not compromise on performance, and has surpassed the most rigorous testing, became not only an answer to their customer’s query, but an innovation applicable to both commercial and residential solar markets. In 2010, Lumeta completed the first commercial installations that now show more than 6 years of excellent performance in the field. In 2012, Lumeta was selected by the Department of Energy as the module partner for the Plug and Play PV for American Homes as part of their SunShot initiative run by Fraunhofer USA, one of the world’s largest and most respected PV R&D firms.